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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and parts of Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis, subregional office in Milwaukee, and resident office in Des Moines. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices or call and ask for the Information Officer on duty. We can arrange to have someone speak with you in the language of your choice.  We are also happy to provide speakers and materials to promote a greater understanding of the National Labor Relations Act.

News From the Region

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering a proposal to reorganize four Regional offices as part of an ongoing effort by the Agency to explore ways to restructure its operations in light of new technologies and changing patterns in case intake. 

In a series of settlements with the NLRB, a Wisconsin supermarket chain has agreed to solve all outstanding cases with the agency by signing collective bargaining agreements with the union representing its employees, reinstating discharged workers, providing about 500 employees a total of more than $570,000 in backpay, and keeping open a store that had been slated for closure.

A federal judge has ordered a Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to restore full-time status and health insurance to employees whose hours were reduced to part-time without bargaining with their union, and to refrain from making such unilateral changes in the future.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has found that a franchisee of the Jimmy Johns sandwich chain unlawfully discharged six employees after they staged a public campaign complaining of the company’s employee sick leave policy.

A complaint issued today by the National Labor Relations Board alleges that six employees of Jimmy John’s, an Minneapolis area fast food restaurant, were unlawfully disciplined, threatened, and ultimately terminated for engaging in union and other concerted protected activities.

According to the complaint, the six employees were fired on March 22 and 23, 2011, because of their support for the Union, and also because of their concerted protest about Jimmy John’s sick leave policy. Another four employees were given final written warnings for engaging in the same conduct.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Gazette Printing Co. 30-RM-000136 Board Decision 05/19/1969
Yerges Van Liners, Inc. 30-RM-000066 Board Decision 01/27/1967
Colorado Builders Supply Co. 30-RM-000059 Board Decision 10/18/1956
Cutler-Hammer, Inc. 30-RM-000057 Board Decision 12/08/1966
Piggy Wiggly Midwest LLC 30-RD-001539 Board Decision 08/31/2011
Markfest, Inc. a/k/a Skogen's Festival Foods 30-RD-001510 Board Decision 10/28/2009
O.E. Butterfield, Inc. 30-RD-001102 Board Decision 12/18/1995
Beloit Corp. 30-RD-001072 Board Decision 03/10/1993
Branch Cheese 30-RD-001036 Board Decision 04/23/1992
Wisconsin Bell, Inc. 30-RD-000858 Board Decision 05/27/1987

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